SBA meetings

Join an active community of veteran and novice beekeepers and listen to talks from a variety of experts.

Meetings are held at 7PM on the second Wednesday of every month and are open to the public.

Spring/Summer Location:
Steppingstone Farm Museum in Havre de Grace
461 Quaker Bottom Rd. Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Link to Farm Museum directions

Fall/Winter Location:
Harford Community College, Chesapeake Center dining room. Take Thomas Run road and go to the roundabout to entrance #2, parking lot C, building C. HCC policy for COVID-19 is that you must wear a face mask while in the building. Link to map and directions

Past meetings


October 13, 2021 Zoom

7PM Dewey Caron: Reading Bee Hives



Have you read a good book lately? We can read the hive like a book. Turn the page (other side of the frame or remove a different frame) and a mystery might be resolved or deepen. Unfortunately we might be looking at dead outs this month or they will be showing up next spring when we return to our bees. How to read frames and hives with emphasis on how to do a necropsy on dead hives.

Upcoming Meetings:

Past Meetings (with links to notes, when available)

January 13, 2021 Stephan Repasky Single brood chamber management
February 10, 2021 Zac Lamas What can 100 bees and a queen tell us about the bee world? Using this new method to study viral transmission.
March 10, 2021 Dr. Sammy Ramsey Varroa after the fat: Current research endeavors to fight the mite.
April 14, 2021 Panel discussion: spring management
May 12, 2021 Cybil Preston Mite treatment
June 9, 2021 Show and tell: favorite bee gadgets
July 14, 2021 David Papke Hive management techniques
September 9, 2021 Lloyd Snyder Fall management